By George Yugi
I keep wondering aloud why Museveni is so pissed off about Kenyan cases being at the ICC. Back in April 9, at the inauguration of President Kenyatta, Museveni criticized the ICC vehemently, terming it as a tool being used by western powers to blackmail and oppress African leaders. And now he is at it again, claiming that there is a plot by the ICC to detain Kenyatta .
Museveniâ€™s claim is mere propaganda and high profile rumor mongering. Because for the prosecutor to issue an arrest warrant, Kenyatta, Ruto and Sang’ must interfere with witnesses, stop cooperating with the court, incite people to violence or commit further crimes against humanity. These are conditions they have not even transgressed.
One thing that saddens is how Museveni is tarnishing Kenya’s image without the people tasked with the duty of safeguarding our image realizing. If Kenyans won’t wake up early enough to stop him from meddling in Kenyans ICC cases, we will suffer very severe consequences as Kenyans. Just to mention but a few, investors will not come to Kenya because they will perceive our politics as dirty, high profile foreign personalities will continue avoiding coming to Kenya just like Chinese president did and what Obama is doing now. The consequence of this is reduced grants.
Our counter tourism sector will also be badly hit because I can assure you that other western countries will join America in saying that Kenya is not a safe destination for their citizens. And you know what the end result will be? Kenya will beat Uganda with high poverty levels, and Museveni will merry because his shakedown racket will have succeeded. In a nutshell, Kenya should reject Museveni and his endeavour with all the contempt he deserves!